|Born||October 4, 1874|
|Died||October 31, 1937(aged 63)|
|Place of birth||Newmarket, Ireland|
|Place of burial||Holy Cross Cemetery Brooklyn, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1896 - 1926|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Kearney was born October 4, 1874 in Newmarket, Ireland and after entering the Marine Corps in 1896 he was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as a private.
He died October 31, 1937 and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery Brooklyn, New York.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 4 October 1874, Newmarket, Ireland. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Kearney set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- "War with Spain; Kearney, Michael". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- "Michael Kearney". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7866968. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- "Michael Kearney (Medal of Honor)". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2360. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
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